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Manatee Rehab and Florida Wildlife Internship -- Spring 2023
Internship Period: February 13, 2023-June 25, 2023
Deadline to Apply: November 30,2022 at 5:00 PM ET
MANATEE REHAB AND FLORIDA WILDLIFE INTERNSHIP
Please note: If you are seeking an Animal Care internship, do NOT apply for more than two internships per term; applying to more than two will result in disqualification.
While working in the Florida Mammals area, the majority of time will be spent at the Manatee Critical Care Center learning all aspects of rehabilitation, behavioral observations, record keeping and husbandry of injured manatees. This program does not involve marine mammal training; it is strictly rehabilitation and release of the wild manatee. Interns must be comfortable around water and have the ability to swim. Interns will also have the opportunity to learn about our diverse species of Florida Native Wildlife while assisting keepers with daily husbandry, observing training sessions and participating in public talks. There is an online course to supplement and expand upon the in-person experiences gained during this internship.
Internship functions include, but are not limited to:
If an internship offer is made, it is contingent on:
Applicants must submit an Internship Application, cover letter and resume in order to be considered for a position.
Internships are unpaid and are designed to meet academic requirements, as applicable, and provide valuable real-world experience for participants. Successful completion of an internship may also yield letters of recommendation, a portfolio of their work when applicable, and important networking contacts. Potential academic credit may be available subject to program eligibility requirements. Candidates seeking academic credit must have arrangements agreed upon between the Zoo and their school before beginning the internship. Successful completion of an internship may also yield letters of recommendation, a portfolio of their work when applicable, and important networking contacts.
Who is eligible?
High school diploma or GED is required. Applicants currently pursuing a degree in any of the biological or life sciences are preferred. Applicants must submit an Internship Application, cover letter, and resume in order to be considered for a position.
Please Note: Interns must make their own accommodation and transportation arrangements. This is an unpaid internship.
Please visit https://zootampa.org/intern-at-zootampa/ for more information.
ZooTampa at Lowry Park1101 W Sligh AveTampa, FL
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